Old blanks… new inspiration

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Old Clark blanks Some of the treasures we’ve unearthed as we start to clean out the storage buildings behind the shop are these old blanks. So far I have found Burfords, Dions, Surfblanks and Clark blanks… all from the 70’s. When I dragged…

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Classic MR’s to Surfworld Torquay

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Aipa King Kong Stinger I have collected a lot of stuff over the years. ….boards, trophies, memorabilia…and one of the problems now is where to store it and what to do with it! It drives my wife insane…my reluctance to let go of stuff!!!…

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Slimes… a new beginning

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Ian & Mitch in slimes Part of my dilemma with closing the shop was that I needed an outlet for my boards in Newcastle. One of the things I was most proud of was that we always had a full size range of all my board models in stock. I was really keen to try to continue…

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MR Quiksilver Skateboard

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MR Freeride skateboard Just got my 1st sample of the new MR skateboard. This was a collaboration with Quiksilver US and Lib Tech. We based the design on my Free Ride twin fin using the wings and swallow tail shape combined with the classic deck graphics. I…

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Mammoth Mountain snowboarding

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Gnu & Lib Tech quiver After the craziness of closing the shop I needed to escape. The kids and I took off to Mammoth Mountain in California for a snowboard trip. Check it out at http://www.mammothmountain.com/ My eldest son Kyle got hooked on snowboarding…

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The End of an Era

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Last view of the shop… driving away We made the decision to close the retail shop at the end of 2011. It was an incredibly hard and emotional decision as my Mother and Father had started the business in the 1950’s… originally selling used…

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